How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

I have gotten so many requests to do a tutorial on how I curl my hair over the last few months and I had my mind set on making a video of it but never really got around to it. Basically, it wasn’t at the top of my to-do list but once I booked my flight to Houston to visit Cristina I knew it was a perfect opportunity to film my tutorial (aka make Cristina help me). Once I got here and I was setting up all of the things I needed to start my video I automatically decided it was too overwhelming and would just take pictures instead.

Then I was faced with another issue….. My hair was already curled. What’s a girl gonna do? Ask her friend for her assistance, duh. So thanks to my homegirl Cristina for being my model and helping with this.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

What I use – Hair Dyer: BaByliss / Curling Iron: Hot Tools / Comb: Conair / Brush: Conair / Heat Protector: TRESemmé / Finishing Serum: Kerastase

Before I curl my hair I shower and wash my hair (I use Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and conditioner), spray heat protectant in my hair and comb it through. I then blow dry my hair (upside down) straight and then I begin the curling process.

Step One: Section your hair off (I recommend sectioning it off like you do when you straighten your hair, you know, if you do that sort of thing) and grab a piece about one inch and take the curling iron to it clamp facing out.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

Step Two: Wrap your hair through the curling iron (curling away from your face), keeping your grip on the clamp but having it loose enough for your hair to move through until you reach the end. You’re going to want to curl the last two or so inches of your hair (or have it wrapped around 2-3 times). Remember, you always want to curl it a little tighter than you want it. When you have it wrapped around, you want the clamp facing out like you originally place it.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

Step Three: Hold your curling iron for 3-5 seconds and let the hair loose. Continue with the rest of your hair and don’t touch your curls, or fuss with them, until they cool.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

Step Four: Take your bottle of finishing serum (this one that I use is a splurge, but totally worth it and lasts forever – I have had it for 6+ months and not even close to halfway gone!!) and pump a pea sized amount into your hands and rub them together.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

Step Five: Run your fingers through your curls starting at the bottom and work your way up. Use any access serum on your hands to keep your fly aways and baby hairs in place.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

Step Six: Play with your hair until it falls how you like it. If you use hairspray, you can use it before or after you use the serum, whichever you prefer.

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

How I Curl My Hair Tutorial

If you’re not used to using a curling iron with a clamp, it’s difficult at first but easy to get used to. Depending on how your hand holds the curling iron can have a huge effect on how your curls turn out. Don’t get discouraged – practice makes perfect!

What’s your go-to hair style?

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Hair Dryer: BaByliss / Curling Iron: Hot Tools / Comb: Conair / Brush: Conair / Heat Protector: TRESemmé / Finishing Serum: Kerastase


  1. June 9, 2016 / 11:06 AM

    lovely results! I really need to buy a better blow dryer lol.

    • June 12, 2016 / 9:37 PM

      I was addicted to my $25 blow dryer from Target for years but then I decided it was time to invest. This one is around $80 I believe, but I grabbed it at Bed Bath & Beyond and used a coupon! Totally worth it!

    • June 12, 2016 / 9:38 PM

      OH MY! It’s definitely something that takes practice and you have to figure out what works best for your hair, too!

    • June 17, 2016 / 9:47 AM

      I’m so glad! I was worried the photos would be too difficult but doing a video was too scary! Haha

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